A very popular Valentine's poem:


Roses are red.

Violets are blue.

Sugar is sweet.
And so are you.





And here is a variation :


Roses are red.

Violets are blue.
Please don't kiss me,
'cuz I have the flu.


-Bruce Lansky



How about having a go at writing a Valentine poem yourself ?


 Complete the poems.

You will find some rhyming words in :

Roses are red
The sky is blue
If you love me
Then I love _______


Roses are red
Chicks are yellow
I am hungry


Roses are prickly
Chocolate too dear
Sugar too sweet
And you _________

Now you may try to make one up from scratch

Remember 4 lines in the poem

and 4 syllables in a line

The last line rhymes with the second







This is an activity inspired by Bruce Lansky's





some poems written in class :


If you want to find out more about Valentine's day go to :


and if you want to see what some of the Victorian valentines looked like

 here is the place: